Address Microaggressions & Manage Friction
Improve your campus climate — both in person and online — for community members by creating an inclusive environment for all students, staff and faculty.
Race relations across the nation continue to be a headline on all forms of media. Tensions are rising while skills and strategies to engage across racial identities seem to be at an all-time low.
Many institutions hold values that directly state their intention for inclusion, diversity and equity within their communities. University leaders expect that faculty, students, and staff all be responsible for creating inclusion within their campuses, however, little is done to ensure all members are equipped with the knowledge and skills to both understand racial identity and inclusion as well as to address exclusion, bias, and microaggressions.
Our seasoned expert presenters — Rhonda I. Fitzgerald, the Managing Director for Sustained Dialogue Campus Network and Naomi Sigg, the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Case Western Reserve University — offer crucial, actionable takeaways to implement strategies to foster inclusive campus environments that address microaggressions and better manage friction. You’ll get practical steps and solutions so you can move beyond civility towards a truly inclusive institution.
Get crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Understand the unique issues surrounding racial relations occurring compounded by recent headlines, the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming election — gain skills and tools to understand your own identities and combat microaggressions and bias while addressing situations within your communities and beyond.
- Develop basic knowledge of key inclusion, diversity, and equity concepts including dialogue, microaggressions, implicit bias, and antiracism — explore strategies to address moments of microaggressions and bias within your sphere of influence to better help manage friction.
- Create strategies that foster a more inclusive and socially just community — combat and address ongoing debates of political correctness that stifle progress and spread confusion and frustration — move to a greater place of understanding.
- Utilize dialogue and other tools to prevent exclusionary behaviors, policies and structures in your community — identify and change any embedded bias or unintended negative impact on members of marginalized groups on campus.
Rhonda I. Fitzgerald is the Managing Director for Sustained Dialogue Campus Network. As the Managing Director for SDCN, Rhonda Fitzgerald works to train, mentor, and provide guidance to a broad range of institutions and individuals seeking to transform their communities through Sustained Dialogue.
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Naomi Sigg is the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. Naomi works with several diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives including the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network and the Diversity 360 Education Initiative. Naomi is also president of Sigg and Associates Consulting Group. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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